Rm: 3506 Bioscience Complex
Tel: (613) 533-6130
Faculty Web Site: http://www.queensu.ca/biology/people/faculty/nelson.html
RESEARCH AREA/POTENTIAL PROJECTS
The Nelson lab is interested in understanding how the lifecycle of an organism impacts its population dynamics. We work in three experimental systems: Freshwater zooplankton, tortrix moths, and bean weevils. The systems are great for studying ecological and evolutionary processes because they have short generation times and are easy to work with the lab. I typically take on two or three motivated students each year, and am happy to supervise projects that involve either mathematical modeling or laboratory experimentation in any of these systems. I encourage students to propose their own research questions, but I also have several projects that could be used a starting point.
STARTING DATE: TBA